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History, Culture and Communio Along the Camino De Santiago

In this course, students will learn not only about the origins and evolution of the Camino de Santiago, but also about its religious and cultural importance in Western society, particularly within Europe. During the on-campus classes prior to our departure, students will study historical texts, trade routes, medieval art and architecture, religious artifacts, popular traditions and legends, as well as the transformative power of pilgrimage. Students will be able to apply the knowledge they acquire while in northern Spain as we hike across ancient roads from León to Santiago de Compostela, visit Roman ruins, and reflect on what it means to be a pilgrim on the Camino in the modern age. This experience will give students the ability to engage with a centuries-old tradition, see themselves as global citizens, and experience communio with other pilgrims from around the world. Spring, odd-numbered years.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: WT
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0